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Should Terror Groups Be Paid Ransoms?

Following the deaths of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, a debate has arisen about whether the U.S. should have paid ransom to the Islamic State group in exchange for their release. Reports have said that Islamic State demanded millions of dollars prior to its on-camera execution of Foley. It is not known if similar demands were made for the release of Sotloff before his murder. Philip Balboni, president of GlobalPost, the online news agency that hired James Foley,...

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